About Us

The Kapiti-Mana Branch covers an area west of the Tararua ranges from Porirua to Peka Peka and includes Paekakariki, which was home to Captain Val Sanderson, founder of the New Zealand Native Bird Protection Society (which later became Forest & Bird)

Branch meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month from March to November. All are welcome.

Local Projects

Our three major restoration projects are at Kaitawa Reserve, the Waikanae river corridorand Greendale Reserve. Their success can be seen by a large increase in bird activity in all three.

Other projects we support include the restoration of native bush at QEII Park, the development of Pharazyn Reserve, Pauatahanui Reserve, Mana Island restoration and development of ecological corridors linking Kapiti Island to the Tararua ranges.

Become a volunteer 

We welcome the involvement of people of all ages and backgrounds. This can be from an hour each month delivering newsletters etc to fund raising efforts, or regular working bees on our active projects. For the younger ones we have an active Kiwi Conservation Club with 150 members. An interesting programme of outings is offered.

Kapiti Mana Issues 

The major issues facing Kapiti-Mana are the loss of habitat due to rapid development of the Kapiti Coast, the protection of existing wetlands and remnant bush including the largest stands of Kohekohe trees in New Zealand, and the development of eco-corridors connecting Kapiti Island to the mountains.